The Kindgom of Saudi Arabia has a population of almost 30 Million governed by a hereditary monarchy. It is one of the world's richest countries and finances itself largely by oil and gas trade.
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Thousands of people in the rebel-held capital of Yemen have taken to the streets to show their support for Houthi insurgents. Earlier, a rebel court sentenced President Mansour Hadi to death in absentia for high treason.
A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has called for the UN to place the port of Hodeidah under its supervision. It has denied involvement in the deaths of 42 Somalis killed in an attack on a refugee boat nearby.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the suffering of the Yemeni people "breaks my heart." The UN has brokered seven ceasefires between the warring sides but all have failed, and now there is the threat of famine.